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LAA lawyers are “part of the solution” at new Edmonton Indigenous Court

Sep 29, 2022

Indigenous courts aim to address over-representation of Indigenous people in criminal justice system

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Mentorship, hands-on experience for Indigenous law students

Sep 28, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta’s Indigenous Summer Students Program “a great way to give back,” says University of Calgary law student Tayla Basawa

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A message to roster lawyers from the LAA Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Team

Sep 23, 2022

Roster lawyers are integral to LAA. They are our closest partners and though we do not control the rate of pay, we remain committed to keeping the dialogue open and advocating for a solution.

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LAA honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30

Sep 16, 2022

LAA closing for half day to Sept. 30 to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Legal Aid Alberta is observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) by providing our...

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Legal Aid Alberta adjusting operations in response to escalating job action by criminal defence lawyers

Sep 1, 2022

We are focused on continuing to serve clients and to minimize service disruptions.

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A message from the Chair of the LAA Board of Directors

Aug 25, 2022

August 19, 2022 — As the Legal Aid Board Chair, on behalf of the Board and Legal Aid Alberta, it is our honour to partner with the over 1,200 roster...

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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